An Italian village cloaked in cashmere

photos by Claudia Flisi except as noted

The Renaissance is alive and well in southern Umbria, at least for 10 days each year. Between late July and the first few days of August, Solomeo, a tiny town 14 km. (about 10.5 miles) southwest of Perugia, Italy, animates history for its local population of 500 as well as all travelers who happen to be passing by. The handful of streets in this dollhouse village are crowded with more than 15,000 visitors from elsewhere…